Tuesday, 16 September 2008
what's behing the blue door today ?!
Monastir, where we stayed - apparently this fort was where they filmed Monty Python's 'The Life of Brian' !!!
the souk in Sousse
the pirate ship we went out on and got to see wild dolphins
All the little stalls in the souk sell these baby tortoises and they keep telling you how to smuggle them out - "put them in a cigarette packet or your child's pocket, nobody will know" - when I pointed out that was illegal, they just shrugged and said it didn't matter !! Sophie liked them until one did a wee on her hand !!!
go to to the hairdresser at the hotel to get loads of braids put in to stay cool
get a henna tattoo done
a little dolphin "tattoo" for Juliette
have an ice cream (and get more on your nose than in your mouth)
show off your sunburn !
show little sister how to eat an ice cream and stay clean
chill out at the pool bar
play mini golf at the hotel
on about day 2 - day 1 was when she didn't want to in any further than her ankles !!
posing by the pool
the shallow end of the big pool was 1m50 so it was rubber ring all the way !!
oi wake up !!
the "taxi-bouée", the rubber ring-taxi - otherwise known as riding mum around the pool all day !
aaagghhh the start of the sunburn, despite the factor 30 every hour and staying in the shade - that's English skin for you !
practicising for the synchronised swimming in the next Olympics ?
looking fed up because the pool man hasn't finished cleaning it yet so she has to wait to go in !
a sunrise like that almost makes getting up at 5.30 while on holiday worth it !
up in the mountain village
this blue colour is everywhere in Tunisia - some say it keeps away the evil eye and someone else told us it keeps away mosquitoes !!!
in the shade of an olive grove
prickly pears (or Barbary figs as they're known in French, which is one of the official languages of Tunisia) are everywhere
our transport for the day
poor donkey carrying everything to market in sweltering heat
waiting for daddy to finish in the hammam (steam baths)
oh here he is !!!
Juliette getting her henna tattoo done
with the woman who ran the Berbère village
couldn't be tempted to try the narguilé (hookah) even if they do come in strawberry, mint and pretty much anything else flavour !
all the women had to dress up in Berbère clothes and Sophie became chief musician in charge of the tambourine !
dancing around Sophie who loved being the centre of attention !!